Miguel Grau Seminario

1834 - 1879

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Miguel María Grau Seminario() (27 July 1834 – 8 October 1879) is the most renowned Peruvian naval officer and hero of the Naval Battle of Angamos during the War of the Pacific (1879–1884). He was known as el Caballero de los Mares (Spanish for "Gentleman of the Seas") for his kind and chivalrous treatment of defeated enemies and is esteemed by both Peruvians and Chileans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miguel Grau Seminario has received more than 137,298 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Miguel Grau Seminario is the 1,205th most popular military personnel, the 61st most popular biography from Peru and the 2nd most popular Peruvian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Miguel Grau Seminario ranks 1,205 out of 1,466Before him are Alfonso Cano, Christine Jorgensen, Karl von Einem, Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji, Henry Tandey, and Harry Patch. After him are Leo Phokas the Younger, José Enrique Varela, Datames, Dmitry Senyavin, Georges Thierry d'Argenlieu, and William D. Leahy.

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Among people born in 1834, Miguel Grau Seminario ranks 53Before him are Julius Reubke, Adolph Frank, Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe, Georg Hermann Quincke, Hugo Schiff, and Adolf Lüderitz. After him are Paul Friedrich August Ascherson, Petter Adolf Karsten, Vilém Blodek, Adrien René Franchet, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, and Paul Kummer. Among people deceased in 1879, Miguel Grau Seminario ranks 36Before him are Paul Gervais, Sergey Solovyov, William Froude, Joseph Poelaert, Anthony Panizzi, and Joseph Hooker. After him are Nikolai Zaremba, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Jakob Dubs, Johann von Lamont, Rowland Hill, and Aleksandr Baryatinsky.

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Among people born in Peru, Miguel Grau Seminario ranks 61 out of 196Before him are Manuel Prado Ugarteche (1889), Augusto B. Leguía (1863), Alberto Vargas (1896), Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro (1889), Óscar R. Benavides (1876), and Manuel A. Odría (1896). After him are Agustín Gamarra (1785), Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre (1895), José Bustamante y Rivero (1894), Teodoro Fernández (1913), Alex Olmedo (1936), and Ciro Alegría (1909).

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Among military personnels born in Peru, Miguel Grau Seminario ranks 2Before him are Andrés Avelino Cáceres (1836).